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Effect of ground variability on clutter and false alarm in landmine detection
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Paper Abstract

Experimental measurements have shown that the use of a multi-layered elastic media is necessary for transfer function numerical modeling. The present work deals with the effect of variability of ground properties (compression and shear wave speeds, density, attenuation and thickness of the layers) on the acoustic-seismic transfer function (admittance) and on clutter in landmine detection. Analysis is performed on the planes of parameters of the ground in a wide frequency range for all angles of incidence. Matrix approach is used to increase the accuracy of computations. It is revealed that the acoustic-seismic transfer function is sensitive to ground properties and that small variations in the shear speed may cause strong variation in the acoustic-seismic transfer function. Results of outdoor measurements of the acoustic-seismic transfer function are presented and a correlation between high magnitudes of the acoustic-seismic transfer function in certain frequency ranges (false alarms) and moisture content on the surface is revealed. A simple model explaining the correlation between moisture content in the upper layer, acoustic-seismic transfer function and ground properties is suggested.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 September 2004
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5415, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets IX, (21 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.542768
Show Author Affiliations
Margarita S. Fokina, National Ctr. for Physical Acoustics/The Univ. of Mississippi (United States)
Vladimir N. Fokin, National Ctr. for Physical Acoustics/The Univ. of Mississippi (United States)
James M. Sabatier, National Ctr. for Physical Acoustics/The Univ. of Mississippi (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5415:
Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets IX
Russell S. Harmon; J. Thomas Broach; John H. Holloway, Editor(s)

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